storm and ever since. additionally, mr. president, two members of my team were hit hard by the storm. they lost their houses or their houses were badly flooded, and i want to thank them because they ignored their personal situation, particularly in the days after the storm, to help new yorkers. for that, i will always be grateful to kyle strober who runs our long island office and to michelle basek, his assistant whose family's home was flooded badly on staten island. and finally, the leader of our team is a guy named mike lynch who has molded us into a great operation, and he didn't put his name in here characteristically, but he deserves a huge amount of thanks. of course, my colleague, senator gillibrand, lautenberg, menendez and their teams were essential. we worked as sort of a seamless web, and i look forward to working with them, too, on the implementation of this package. i want to thank senator inouye.